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Bite-Sized lunchtime lectures

2 June 2011

Every Friday lunchtime in the Darwin Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, two UCL researchers talk about the subjects they love at the Bite-Sized Lunchtime Lectures series.

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Staff are invited to bring their lunch along and find out about the huge range of work going on inside UCL from colleagues in other areas.

Hilary Jackson from the UCL Public Engagement Unit explained: "Bite-Sized is a great way to find out what researchers at UCL are working on. It's also a fantastic opportunity for researchers who are just starting out in their careers to share their enthusiasm with people beyond their usual circle. Each talk sparks with new ideas and it's impossible to be in the audience without being amazed by that. I'm really excited that the talks will continue throughout the year and more and more people will be welcomed into our researchers' fascinating world."

The lectures all take place on Fridays in the UCL Darwin Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, between 13:10pm - 13:55pm.

Upcoming talks:

Friday 3 June

Essi Viitanen (UCL Scandinavian Studies) casts a light on the architecture of Finland's welfare state and neuroscientist Alistair Jennings frees the astrocyte from its role as the Cinderella of the nervous system.

Friday 10 June

Engineer Catherine Holloway (UCL Engineering) reveals the often forgotten factors that allow wheelchair users free access to their environment, while physicist Matty Hoban explores the insights gained from, as well as problems caused by, interpreting quantum physics in the real world.

Friday 17 June

Matthew Nicholson (UCL Laws) asks whether international law can solve international problems and global debates while Clive Shrubsole (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies) considers the side-effects of more energy-efficient homes.

Image: Laura Ishiguro (UCL History) giving a previous Bite-Sized Lecture

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